In case you missed it… you didn’t miss anything! The infamous Storm Area 51 event scheduled for September 20 still carried on today - despite being canceled last week - but without all the storming and, thankfully, without any military action. Although about 2 million people on Facebook had claimed they were going to raid Area 51 to “see them aliens,” only a few dozen of them actually appeared at the gates.
It’s the end of an internet era! After months of making headlines, the creator of Storm Area 51 announced that the epic event is officially dead. As a last swan song to the greatest worst event that will never be, we’re remembering Storm Area 51 with 20 of our favorite Area 51 memes! Take a last look at these meme gems from the good folks of the internet, and bid your dreams of joyriding a stolen alien spacecraft out of Area 51 goodbye.
The viral Storm Area 51-turned-AlienStock event, originally developed by Matty Roberts - first as a joke, and then as a controversial festival venue - has been officially canceled. News of Storm Area 51 has been circulating the internet for months, resulting in many safety concerns, copycat events, and some of the greatest memes in modern history. Check out all the details about the demise of Storm Area 51, and also its new replacement celebration in Las Vegas.
If you were thinking of attending the viral ‘Storm Area 51’ raid/festival/calamity, you’ll have to find a new venue to plan your Naruto run: the omnipotent, omnipresent force that is Facebook has pulled the plug on the original Area 51 event page, shutting down the crazily popular event (emphasis on crazy?) that over 2 million Facebook users had pledged to attend!
The storming mania continues! But this time, forget Area 51 - legend hunters are now planning to storm Scotland in search of the legendary Loch Ness Monster. What will they find in the waters? How many will flock to Scotland for the hunt? And what in the world - literally - are we going to storm next?